Gun training classes continue to sell out in our area. That includes one held this weekend in Kennewick.
The instructors say the classes have been booked for months, and it's not slowing down any time soon.
"It's very important, I had a gun for a while, but never wanted to go out and take it out shooting until i learned the right way to do it. I think it's very important to have training if you're going to own a hand gun," says student Dean Wilcox of Practical Edge Shooting.
While some are taking the course to sharpen shooting ability, instructors at Practical Edge Shooting are highlighting some basic skills everyone needs to operate a firearm safely.
"If you own a firearm you should certainly get some sort of training, having a good understanding of the firearm safety rules, how the gun works, how to load it and unloaded, and then just how to handle it safely at a minimum as a requirement," says instructor John Morgan of Practical Edge Shooting.
"You know, you might accidentally set off the gun. So you want to make sure your gun is pointed where you want it, decide on the target, and then you put your finger on the trigger, and then you go ahead and fire the gun," says Morgan.
Wilcox is getting a solid foundation on how to use his handgun.
"How to control it safely, always keep the muzzle pointed down," says Wilcox.
Morgan says the training sessions are so popular they're starting to book classes past April.
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